2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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Veenty
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Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Veenty » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:18 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, Chile
Major(s): Dual degree Physics and Mathematical Engineering
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: International system, but it corresponds to an A
Type of Student: International (Southamerican)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163
V: 159
W: 3.5
Or something like that, not remember quite well this
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
810 /80%
IELTS Score: 7.0

Program Applying: Mathematics, Biomathematics or Apply Mathematics Ph.D. (depends of the Uni)

Research Experience: 3 undergrad research experiences. First one has a published paper, second one was with recognized people in mathematical physics, third a undergrad thesis in biomathematics (we are expecting to have something publishable by march )

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award of top of the class in my first year of physics, finalist in a competition of innovation

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA in several courses in physics and maths, part of math student chapter, organizer of study groups

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've been in several productions of musical theater and have won photography contests

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 1 year exchange student at University of Edinburgh (I did my thesis here)

Applying to Where:
Harvard
MIT
UCLA
NYU
UC Davis
University of Edinburgh
UCL

lzxnl
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:25 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lzxnl » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Some university in Australia (top 40 in the world)
Major(s): Undergrad: Physics with a Diploma in Applied Math. Masters: Applied Math
Minor(s): N/A; Diploma is equivalent to another major
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (92%) ( :| )

TOEFL Score: grew up in Australia

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: One six-week vacation research project in Monte Carlo simulation for Boltzmann equation, an original masters thesis in asymptotics of the Boltzmann equation, latter currently being written up
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full undergraduate academic scholarship, Dean's List for two out of three years in undergrad (remaining year went on exchange, insufficient credit that year for eligibility), academic scholarships in Masters, possibly highest grade for masters thesis in cohort
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High school private tutor since 2014, University private tutor since 2017, TA at university since 2017
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have two solid letters of recommendation; one from supervisor, one from thesis examiner, and their thesis reports were very positive (they also gave me the thesis grade). Third letter of recommendation is from a professor that taught me for two Masters subjects and saw me score highly in them with insufficient background knowledge. Thesis supervisor works at Caltech half the year.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: At my university, 4 subjects a semester is standard. I have taken 5 or 6 subjects per semester without my grades dropping.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Am I throwing money?
Harvard
MIT
Reach
Caltech
NYU
Relative safety. Emphasis on relative.
UCLA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Brown University

athulyaram
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:51 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby athulyaram » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:08 pm

Me: Indian female
Undergrad Institution: Top research institution in India (BS-MS dual degree)
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 7.5/10.0 (it's a decent GPA from where I'm coming, but there are a lot of C's and C+'s in my core math courses)

Grad Institution: New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.95/4.00 (Major GPA: 4.00/4.00, few courses from NYU Courant)

GRE:
Q:162
V: 162
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Math: 680 (55%ile) - Submitting only when its absolutely needed

Experience:
Research: Infectious disease modeling, population dynamics, one completed and one ongoing thesis in theoretical neuroscience.
Teaching: Tutor for Calculus and Linear Algebra, TA for Calculus I.

Recommendation Letters: My thesis advisor/Mentor from India, math profs from NYU Tandon and Courant. Hopefully strong.
Awards/Honors: Prestigious scholarship from India during undergrad, fellowship from a reputed research institution in India, merit scholarship from grad institution.
Other: 1 Publication in a low journal, 1 poster presentation in Chemistry.

Research Interests: Mathematical Biology, Computational neuroscience

Schools applying:

Ambitious
- New York University (Courant Institute)
- Columbia U (Applied Physics and Applied Math)
- Georgia Tech (Math - Quantitative Biosciences) - Phone interview (12/12) as a pre-screen. Accepted (01/16) with TA and RA funding.
- UC Berkeley - UCSF (joint Bioengineering program) - Rejected (01/14). Maybe I'm destined to remain in math after all!
- Brown University (Applied Math)

Match
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Math) - Accepted (12/20)! No word on funding yet, they said I will receive an email directly from the department with funding info.

I received my admit from RPI extremely early (12/20), so I decided to not apply for any more safety/match schools. Saved me some serious $$.
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elementee
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:47 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby elementee » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:00 am

Undergrad Institution: Some Canadian School
Major(s):Physics and Engineering
Minor(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 3.87/4.00 (Converted)
Type of Student: Canadian/Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)

Program Applying: Pure Math/Computational Math

Research Experience: 1 preprint in algebraic combinatorics, 1 preprint in comptuational biology. Both submitted to journals. Thesis in computational topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Software engineer for 4 months for an internship.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One recommender is a computer scientist, not sure how much that hurts for pure math. Two stronger letters, one medium/weaker letter.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Pivoted to math kind of late. Applying to both computational departments and pure departments. Medium math background - taken courses for smooth manifolds, alg. geom, commutative algebra, measure theory, functional analysis and the undergrad analysis/algebra sequences. Interested in algebra/number theory/computation, will decide what to focus on depending on where I get accepted :).

Applying to PhD programs except in Canada.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford - ICME
Toronto - Math (Masters)
Caltech - CMS
Wisconsin Madison - Math
MIT - Math (lol)
Berkeley - Math (lol)
U Washington - Math
Boston University - Math
UC San Diego - Math
McGill - Math (Masters)
Waterloo - PMath (Masters)
U Chicago - CAM

Posting because all of the other applicant profiles have helped me very much in my application process. Good luck to everyone!

YoungGunnaMath
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Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:59 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby YoungGunnaMath » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:17 am

Undergrad Institution: two midranked schools in midwest
Major(s): Pure math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.05~
Type of Student: DWM (Lebanese/american)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 155 (58%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: <20%



Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One REU at in probability theory, presentation at Mathfest in stochastic geometry , 36 slides of Brownian motion geometry notes. Geometry informal independent study with professor of SVC class. 3 months during the summer of around biweekly meeting research with sameprofessor, preprint proving the fundamental theorem of curves for C^n, 6 pg preprint. ( differential geometry + complex analysis + matrix ODEs..)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: was in honors college of first uni
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lots of grading - linear algebra, algebra, calc II/ calc III, Abstract algebra I, advanced calc I, two years tutoring in the uni math assistance center.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 graduate classes , Differential geometry, Complex I, functional analysis ( Locally convex spaces), several complex variables, and complex II ,
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: All three letters are extremely good. Math gpa is much higher, low gpa is from classes such as geology or English etc..

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Boston
UPenn AMCS
UWashington
John Hopkins
Oklahoma St
UT Austin
Boulder
Utah
Oregon
UCLA
UCSD
Brown
FSU
TX A&M
Louisville

eliudthorn
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Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:52 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby eliudthorn » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:25 am

Undergrad Institution: California UC
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.711
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (98%)
V: 169 (96%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (80%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Multidisciplinary (chemistry, computer science, math) research presentation at UR Conference. Combinatorics research project. Nothing Published.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated with honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently full-time software engineer. Data analysis intern 3 summers.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Taking a gap year to make $$

Applying to Where:
Stanford - Pure Math
UC Berkeley - Pure Math
UC San Diego - Pure Math
UC Davis - Pure Math
U of Oregon - Pure Math
U of Pittsburgh - Pure Math
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mathstudent2019
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:46 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathstudent2019 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
[b]Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
[b]GPA:
3.9
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 5.0 (93%) :D should have applied for an English degree
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (79%)

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: 2 REUs, 1 semester of research at my school, 1 manuscript submitted for publication, 1 conference poster
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list, computer science honors program
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: One of my recommenders is well known in their discipline.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

NYU
UCLA
Brown
MIT
Princeton
Harvard
UC Berkeley
Duke
Cornell
Columbia
Carnegie Mellon
Michigan

mauja
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:49 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mauja » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Cheap Unknown State School
[b]Major(s): Mathematics
[b]GPA: 3.45
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 156 (73%)
W:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%)

Program Applying: PhD or Masters in Mathematics

Research Experience: Not Much
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple in Philosophy and one in Math
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Adjunct teacher in Math for Unknown State School.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took every proof class my school had to offer (REAL 1 and 2, Modern Algebra 1 and 2, Topology, ect)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
University of Utah (PhD):
UC Boulder (PhD):

Safe
Utah State University (Masters Program):

kjsalois
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:25 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kjsalois » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small NW Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): English
GPA: 3.58 overall; 3.87 math
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (39%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: One REU in graph theory at home institution with multiple presentations, currently working on publication; a second research project with advisor but not likely to yield results. Also have a thesis but starting it in the spring.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award in mathematics from home institution, scores of 10, 11, and ?? on the Putnam.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored Multivariable Calculus for 2 years, Intro Proofs for 1 year;
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No grad classes since my college didn't offer any, however ended up taking 4 more math classes than required for the major. Know all of my recommendation-writers personally, and will probably have strong letters.

Applying to Where:
Reach (yikes)
University of California, San Diego --- Pending
Dartmouth College --- Pending

More Reasonable
University of Oregon --- Pending
University of Colorado, Boulder --- Pending
University of Nebraska, Lincoln --- Pending

Hopefully Safe
Oregon State University --- Pending
Colorado State University --- Pending
University of Colorado, Denver (Applied PhD) --- Pending
University of Denver --- Pending
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blahquaker
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:36 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby blahquaker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:31 pm

Type of Student: DWM, late 30s

Undergrad: SLAC, Math major, CS and Physics minors, 3.9
Grad 1: big public, left after 1 year, no degree
Career: worked as engineer for 10 years
Grad 2: small regional public, MS, 4.0

GRE Revised General Test: Q: 160 (86%), V: 168 (94%), W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 640 (46%)

Research Experience: industry stuff, some expository stuff, master's project in progress
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutored in undergrad, taught intermediate algebra at grad school 1, teach college algebra at grad school 2

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Rice
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame
Vanderbilt
Virginia
Boston College
Tufts
Oklahoma
Arkansas

fmcgla
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fmcgla » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Australian University
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: N/A
Type of Student: International white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 820
TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: 2 Australian REU equivalents. The first was in continuum mechanics, and second was in geometric/combinatorial representation theory. The REU in geometric/combinatorial representation theory led me to coauthor a proceedings volume paper with my supervisors. I'm also involved with a working group that is studying p-adic Hodge theory.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High School tutor (4 years), I organised a student seminar in semester two of 2018 on the cotangent complex.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My undergrad was only a three year degree, Michigan and San Diego say on their webpages that this renders me ineligible for admission.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing that comes to mind...

Applying to Where:
University of Michigan
University of Utah
University of Washington
UC San Diego
Boston University
Boston College

pop
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pop » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:32 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium State School
Major(s): Pure Math and Pure Physics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.81
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (77%)
V: 149 (44%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Missed date, only applying to school that do not require test :(

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Research in Atomic physics experimental and theoretical for a summer at my home institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans/ Presidents list every semester, 1 physics scholarship (Home institution), 6 math scholarships (home institution)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math tutor for over a year at home institution.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my recommenders well and have worked closely with all of them. I took 24 credit hours (8 classes) of graduate mathematics (top 1&2, Real 1&2, Abstract 1&2, complex analysis, linear algebra 1).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
University of Alabama
Auburn University
University of Kentucky
University of Tennessee
University of Missouri
University of South Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Home Institution

kbm96
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:40 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kbm96 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized, public school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.85/4.0 (Overall), 3.88/4.0 (Major)
Type of Student: Asian female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 158 (68%)
V: 146 (31%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: < 20% :oops:
(I hate standardized tests....)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math/Combinatorics/Discrete/Number Theory

Research Experience: Independent study with my advisor on error-correcting codes from from 2016-2017 school year, 2017 summer program at my institution and then 2017-2018 school year. REU in combinatorics outside of my institution summer of 2018. Independent study with CS professor from my school and mathematics professor from different school on anomaly detection using Fractional PDEs. Presented poster at 2018 JMM. Presented formal talk at state MAA conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List every semester except for Spring 2018
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Executive board position on Math Team/Club
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Recommendations are from: an instructor from many upper-level math courses, research mentor from REU, and my advisor (research mentor AND instructor from upper-level math courses).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Rutgers University
Purdue University
University of Notre Dame
Temple University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Dartmouth College

pitalla
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pitalla » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:44 am

Undergrad Institution: Important Foreign institution (Mexico)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, Minority: latin

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (83%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%) :oops: :oops: :oops:

TOEFL Score: (115 = R30/L30/S30/W25)

Program Applying: Pure Math Phd (for applied topology)

Research Experience: REU at UChicago, Summer internship at INRIA (France), Research assistant at my school, also 2 talks & 2 posters presented. All my experience in fields related to Topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: excellence scholarship at my school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none :cry:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad math courses taken, recommender from UChicago (Benson Farb)


Applying to Where:
UChicago -- Pending on 1/10
Ohio State -- Pending on 1/10
Penn State -- Pending on 1/10
CUNY -- Pending on 1/10
EPFL (Switzerland) - Math Phd - Pending on 1/10
Oxford (masters) -- Pending on 1/10

hrzq
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:55 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hrzq » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 3 US Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: Overall 3.86, Math 3.74
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (72%)


Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Combinatorics REU Summer 2018. Paper submitted to ArXiv, planning on submission to journal later this month.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Applied for NSF GRFP.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, TA for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Multiple conferences, directed reading in a graduate level topic, many classes that have graduate material.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Domestic
Princeton University -
UC Berkeley -
UCLA -
NYU Courant -
University of Michigan -
Cornell University -
Brown University -
UT Austin -
Duke University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Wisconsin - Madison -
Rutgers University - New Brunswick -
UIUC -
Northwestern University -
University of Minnesota -
University of Washington -
Ohio State University - Admitted 01.11.2019.
Stony Brook University -
Georgia Institute of Technology -
University of Illinois - Chicago -

International
University of Toronto -

elgringo
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:35 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby elgringo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 200 university on a European country
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Student


Master's Institution: Top 5 European University
GPA: 3.5


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164
V: 153
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 540 ( Took this one in October to improve on a 640 I had done previously... kill me right :cry: :cry: :cry: )

Research Experience: I wrote a Master thesis but didn't publish anything new.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got a very competitve scholarship for my master's programme on a top university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Nah
Relevant coursework: Took several graduate courses on many topics but mostly on Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, got the maximum grade on a very difficult Algebraic Geometry course.


Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Schools I am applying to:

MIT (had to choose a top 5 school. Didn't like Harvard and Berkeley when I visited. Couldn't live in a small place like Stanford or Princeton. MIT is cool)
Columbia (I dreamed so many times I got an acceptance email... dreams...)
UC San Diego (looks like the most beautiful place on Earth)
UT Austin (because Texas)
NYU (yep, I am keen on living in New York)
Brown (good school, doesn't require GRE)
Utah (can't believe I applied to the desert, looks like a fun adventure, has a great Algebraic Geometry dept)
UOregon (maybe a safe school to apply, very good Algebraic Geometry dept, doesn't require GRE, beautiful nature surrounding it)

Booo111
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Booo111 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:01 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State University (known for math)
Major(s): Mathematics B.S.
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 157
W: 3.5

Program Applying: Industrial Engineering PhD, Applied Mathematics Ms

Research Experience: none

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Grader, Tutor, TA

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One strong recommendation letter

Applying to Where:
MS:
NYU: Admitted 01/16 with funding
McGill
Purdue
Toronto:
Cornell:
Georgia Tech:
Columbia:
PhD:
Penn State: Admitted 12/24----waiting for funding
Ohio State:
UMN-twin cities:
Wisconsin-Madison:
George Mason:
UIUC:
Maryland:
UNC:
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mimi1414
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mimi1414 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Undergrad Institution: State University in South-America
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International female (South-American)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (86%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.0 (58%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (66%)

TOEFL Score: (112 = R29/L30/S26/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Year-long reasearch proyect for my senior thesis on modular categories. Funding for research proyect provided by a public institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: GPA stuff, Heidelberg Laureate Forum participant.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 5 semesters as TA at my University.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of what in the US are considered grad courses. Participant in some international conferences (algebra). One famous recommender in the field, and one recommender from an American University.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I put a lot of effort in my Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement.

Applying to Where:
Berkeley
UC San Diego
University of Washington
Ohio State University - Admitted (1-11) with funding (TA and RA).
Texas A&M
Indiana University
University of Oregon
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cornerstone
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cornerstone » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:51 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized State school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Cumulative: 3.6/4.0 & Math: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (86%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 630 (44%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's Scholar and President's Scholar, state and institutional academic scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for the math dept for 2 years, member of the math club all 4 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Advanced math courses I've taken: Algebra I/II, Adv Cal I/II, Graph Theory, Adv Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Analysis I/II (graduate), reading courses in differential geometry, topology, and commutative algebra
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
REACH
Cornell
Dartmouth

MATCH
University of Illinois, Chicago
UMass, Amherst
North Carolina State
University of Georgia

SAFETY
Binghamton University Admitted (1/15/19)
University of Memphis
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fuckyou69420
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fuckyou69420 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:07 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 15 Math
Major(s): Mathematics, irrelevant humanities double major
Minor(s): more irrelevant humanities
GPA: Cumulative: 3.6+
Type of Student: Mixed ethnicity male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166
V: 162
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 :/

Program Applying: Some Pure Math some Applied Math; all PhD. Analysis/PDE/applied PDE

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I'm a failure
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I work for a tutoring company part time tutoring calculus/general physics/general chem
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 Grad classes: real analysis, functional analysis, applications of functional analysis to PDE; one reading course

Applying to Where:
Illinois Urbana Champaign
Michigan
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Ohio State - Admitted 1/11, tuition waiver and $24k stipend
UNC - Interview for fellowship 1/12, told I'd probably be admitted soon
Rutgers
Georgia Tech
Penn State
Purdue
UCI
UCSB
UCD
UCSD
Carnegie Melon
Maryland
Washington (applied math)
CU Boulder (applied math)
Cornell (applied math)
Brown (applied math)
UChicago (applied math)
Stony Brook (applied math)

gedt11
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gedt11 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State
Major(s): Math, Comp Sci
GPA: 3.8ish
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 152
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (91%)

TOEFL Score: waived

Program Applying: Pure math phds (Analysis/PDE).

Research Experience: REU at home institution, had some results and trying to produce a paper.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for undergrad analysis for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Putnam top 100 (just barely) sophomore year. Department scholarships etc.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 6 grad classes and I think two of the letters should be strong.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

This is more of a donation to their math department:
MIT -
Princeton -

Super Reach:
Chicago -
Berkeley -
UCLA -
NYU -
Columbia -
Caltech -

Reach/Match:
Wisconsin - Madison -
UCSD -
UPenn -
Brown -
Cornell -
Duke -
Washington - Seattle -
Northwestern -
Texas - Austin -

Safety:
Ohio State - Admitted with funding (1/11)
Purdue -
UCD -
Texas A&M -
CMU -

metrictensor
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby metrictensor » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them.
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dgreen
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:24 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dgreen » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State school, well known in math
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.89 overall, 3.96 Math
Type of Student: Domestic Mixed Race (Black/White) Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: REU, attended a couple conferences. Paper in progress, really shouldn't have procrastinated on it so long.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Placed in a couple departmental calc/linear alg competitions, might compensate for low GRE
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergrad TA, CS internship that might help for UWash slightly
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 grad courses in math, 1 in CS, reading course.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Only took 3 years. Not sure if this doesn't matter, helps, or hurts. I feel like my recommenders are pretty well known, and all of them know me pretty well.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - MIT, my (super) reach school
School - UPENN
School - Rutgers
School - Ohio State - Accepted with funding 1/11
School - U of Utah
School - Texas A&M (I think my app might be fucked)

function
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:01 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby function » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Above average international university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.1/4 (German system: 1.9 - 1 best, 4 worst)
Type of Student: International male

GRE Revised General Test:
[b]Q:
167 (91%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 57% (April 2018)

TOEFL Score: 124 = R30/L29/S28/W27

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Developed a knot invariant, though nothing really done with it yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Editor for zbMATH (part-time), exercise author for an online studying portal
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: -
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Reach
Ohio State University - Math PhD

Kind of reach
IU Bloomington - Math PhD
Purdue University - Math PhD

Safety
IUPUI - Applied and industrial math PhD

jybd
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:30 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jybd » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:58 pm

Undergrad Institution:Big State School, somewhere known for math
[b]Major(s):Math
[b]Minor(s):Finance
[b]GPA:3.761, Major around 3.89
[b]Type of Student:
International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (59%) Hope V and W dont matter that much
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%) better than expected, but probabilty does not matter that much

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

Program Applying: mostly pure, some applied

Research Experience: At my school, year-long honors thesis, covers stochastics and geometry. Now I graduated, but still in a research group in my home uni making weekly meetings on some fancier stochastic process. some schools know about this.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award from Math department, dean's list stuff. Nothing fancy
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Physics tutor for one year. Currently as an analyst, arguably relevant to math. But I did build a Markov model for this job.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have 4 cross-listed class, I thought they were the highest classes we could take, turns out to be wrong. Finished college in 3 years (not sure this is good or bad). Should have two strong rec letters. one is from my research project supervisor, the other is from a relatively well-known prof, where I was the only student for one of his courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Since I was in the applied math track, so I took a lot of applied courses, and litter pure course. for example, I took anything related to prob, DFQ, but no course on topology, algebra. I was following stein's series and some algebra book and wrote in on Personal Statement, do hope they care.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
[b]Waste of money[\b]
NYU
Duke
Carnegie Mellon
Cornell
UPenn - Applied

[b]Worth a Shot[\b]
UIUC
Ohio State University (Did not get offer on Jan 11, most likely a rejection)
Wisconsin - Madison
Georgia Tech
Northwestern
Purdue
Davis (this is only for fun)
Johns Hopkins - Applied

[b]Reasonable (hopefully)[\b]
Indiana University - Bloomington[\u]
[u]Notre Dame

NC - Chapel Hill (no word untill Jan 12th, most likely a rejection)

[b]Safe (safe?)[\b]
University of Arizona
University of Oregon

deadlyco2
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby deadlyco2 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big mid-tier state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science (pretty much a major except missing 1 elective)
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)


Programs Applying: Pure Math, Computer Science

Research Experience: One REU at my school on mathematical physics, one year-long research project in algebraic combinatorics that resulted in a senior thesis and publication currently under peer review
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Software engineer internship at Big-N tech company for a summer
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No grad courses, one well-known mathematical physics letter writer but wasn't super close with him
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Berkeley Pure Math PhD
UCLA Pure Math PhD
UCSD Pure Math PhD
UCI Pure Math PhD
Cornell Pure Math PhD
Duke Pure Math PhD
UIUC Pure Math PhD
CMU Pure Math PhD
Stanford CS PhD
University of Southern California CS PhD / Admitted w/ funding
U Chicago CS PhD
Columbia CS PhD
Duke CS PhD
CMU CS PhD

Since I got a return offer from the company I interned at, I only applied for schools that I felt was better than working full-time for the company. Many rejections expected. Already got USC CS!! totally didn't expect such an early response considering my not super strong background in CS. Totally stoked for what's coming next :D
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FourierTransformer
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:07 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby FourierTransformer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:47 am

Undergrad Institution: University of Rochester
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.6
Math GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE General Test:

Q: 160 (74%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.0 (59%)

In the future, if we become professors, I would like us to ban the general GRE from being used to consider applicants into math Phd programs. It's a stupid exam for our purpose. I am serious about this. I will be writing letters to graduate chairs once I obtain my Phd and I hope you get behind my cause.

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710(61%) (Not disastrous I suppose)

Research Experience: One REU at Purdue University in 2016. Also a senior thesis during completed during 2018. No publications, but some mildly original work was done.

Relevant Information: Transferred to University of Rochester from a small liberal arts school with a crappy math program. Taught myself a bunch of math while I was there for two years because the school didn't have any advanced math classes. (Nothing above calc III and linear algebra (which at that school was really just matrix algebra)). I taught myself a bunch of math while I was there and when I transferred I was taking grad classes my first semester. I graduated having taken 15 graduate courses at UR. Should've relaxed because I got wrecked sometimes which is why my gpa isn't stellar. I stayed at UR for Fall 2018 after I graduated as part of a really cheap "Master's program" (i.e I wanted to throw some more A's on my transcript and take and my professor helped me do it by getting me a huge tuition waiver). The strongest part of my application will definitely be my letter of recs. One professor has 2500+ citations and another 3500+ (very big in their fields). Two of them have explicitly said you belong at a top 25 school and the last one said my personal statement inspired him so maybe their letters will reflect that somehow?

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Applying to Where: I split the schools I am applying to into two categories.

Schools I really like:
UW Madison
Duke
UIUC /Admitted w/ full funding!!! 1/16/2019
Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Maryland
Georgia Tech

Schools I like:
University of Washington Seattle
Purdue
UC San Diego
Johns Hopkins
UC Davis

Washington University St Louis / Unofically Admitted via skype interview 1/17/2019
Vanderbilt
Michigan State University
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optimisticnihilist
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:27 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby optimisticnihilist » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (India)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 8.5/10
Type of Student: International (India), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)

TOEFL Score: (116 = R30/L30/S27/W29) (if applicable)

Program Applying: (Applied Math/Statistics) [Basically looking for professors in quantitative finance]

Research Experience: 3 Summer Internships, 1 Summer School on Math and Finance, Working on my MS Thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: KVPY (National) Fellowship, 2 National Summer Fellowships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Whoops
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Pretty strong recommenders, so hopefully the letters make up for the GPA and GRE Math Score.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
NYU
Columbia - Statistics
UCSB - Dept of Statistics and Applied Probability
UCSD
UIUC - PhD with concentration in risk analytics and actuarial sciences program // Skype interview 1/13/2019
University of Chicago - Statistics
Carnegie Mellon
UWash Seattle - Dept of Applied Mathematics
Purdue, West Lafayette - Statistics
Johns Hopkins - Applied Mathematics and Statistics
McGill
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics

lkguy
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:51 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lkguy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:27 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (best in my country)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.74
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 151 (52%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (80%)

TOEFL Score: (101 = R25/L28/S20/W28) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, a couple of other scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA (2 years), Visiting Lecturer (1 year), Tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 strong recommendations (hopefully), and a couple of very good recommendations

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Carnegie Mellon - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
Indiana Bloomington - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
Vanderbilt University - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
University of Florida - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
Syracuse University - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
Auburn University - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
Tulane University - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
The University of Oklahoma - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
University of Cincinnati - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
University of Louisville - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
Wesleyan University - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)
North Dakota State University - Pure Math PhD / Pending on (17/01)

demi
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:42 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby demi » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium public liberal arts college (US)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic biracial female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (77%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (25%) :oops:
(I'm so bad at standardized tests, its so embarrassing and I hope it won't hurt decisions too much)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (algebra/representation theory/number theory??)

Research Experience: Did a REU at TAMU in number theory, outside of that I'm doing some research at my university (dynamical systems). I don't have any published papers though.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I got 4.0's throughout college so academic awards, also got Meritorious in the COMAP MCM one year.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 years, Tutored for 2 years, working as a tutor/mentor for local underprivileged high schoolers, worked for a math summer camp, Math Club Vice President


Applying to Where:
University of Georgia / submitted
Baylor University / submitted
Virginia Tech / submitted
University of Central Florida / submitted
University of Mississippi / submitted
University of Florida / submitted
Temple University / submitted
Clemson University / submitted
Stevens Institute of Technology / submitted
University of Oklahoma
University of Delaware
University of Arkansas (maybe)
University of Tennessee (maybe)
George Mason University (maybe)
George Washington University (maybe)




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